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Antrim edge extra-time epic against Donegal

Electric Ireland Ulster Minor Football Championship quarter-final (AET) Donegal 2-14 Antrim 0-21 ANTRIM toppled last year’s Ulster Minor champions Donegal after extra-time in a thrilling clash in Ballybofey in Sunday. The Saffrons bossed the first half but a fortuitous goal from Donegal skipper Pedar Mogan kept the hosts in touch. Leading 0-12 to 1-5 at […]

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Relaxed Conlan aims to blow Chanez away

MICHAEL Conlan says he is relaxed and ready to build on his debut win over Tim Ibarra when he takes on Mexico’s Alfredo Chanez over six rounds at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago tomorrow night (Friday, approx 4am live on Box Nation, deferred coverage on RTE at 7.15pm on Saturday). The Los Angeles-based 25 year-old enjoyed […]

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Burnett enjoying the build-up ahead of world title challenge

RYAN Burnett says he is enjoying the build-up ahead of his IBF bantamweight title challenge to Lee Haskins at the SSE Arena (Odyssey) on June 10. The Newington man took part in a public workout in Castle Court on Monday as the Belfast public got a glimpse of what they can expect from the 25 […]

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McAllister reflects on Swifts ‘great escape’ season

TO say Sport and Leisure Swifts maintained their league status by the skin of their teeth would be an understatement. In what was a thrilling finale to the season for the neutral, it was a nervous one for the Glen Road Heights outfit whose fate went down to the final game of the season, a […]

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Catney happy to accept Reds’ captaincy

CLIFTONVILLE’S new captain, Ryan Catney admits he is happy to receive the captain’s armband from new manager Barry Gray after the duo met for the first time last Wednesday evening. Gray has wasted no time in laying down the foundations for next season having met with some of his senior players before he was introduced […]

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Familiar foes have final berth in their sights

IT’S a familiar pairing at Cushendall this Saturday as Antrim and Down meet in the Christy Ring Cup for the third time in two seasons (5pm). Back in the 1990s and early 2000s, battles between the counties offered a place in Croke Park at MacCarthy level whether that was in the form of an All-Ireland […]

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